I've been doing IT consulting for a few years, but in the last few months, the "cloud" has begun to accelerate exponentially. Now, Microsoft has discontinued Small Business Server and Home Server. It’s as if, the ground I stand on in my industry has suddenly turned to sand. It’s simply going away. I knew it was coming, but I was not expecting it last Friday. Anyway, it happened to many industries. Remember the TV repair man? Anyway, I have to adapt or get out. If I adapt, I’ll largely be reduced to a salesman for cloud services. That does not appeal to me. I could learn to write C# code, I’m considering that, but I may not have the personality for it.
I could try to get a job, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Or I could do something new……
But what? I know people buy what they want not what they need. I learned that the hard way selling business services. I am struggling to come up with something legitimate to sell people would want. Maybe some sort of service to the Baby Boomers? But what?
Would love to hear your thoughts. I’m stuck.